Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Promoting education, advocacy, cooperation and collaboration among and on behalf of technical college district board members and their colleges and stakeholders.

Lobbying Interests:
Technical colleges, technical career and adult education, higher education, K-12, job training, workforce and economic development, taxation, local governments, boards and public officials.

CEO Name:
Layla Merrifield
Executive Director

Contact
LM
Layla Merrifield
22 N Carroll St, Ste 103
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-9430
lmerrifield@districtboards.org
http://www.districtboards.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Paul Gabriel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/1/2014 Withdrawn On 6/4/2015
Mark Graul Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/19/2014 Withdrawn On 6/27/2016
Sean Stephenson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/19/2014 Withdrawn On 5/26/2016
Layla Merrifield Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 6/4/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 20
Assembly Bill 20
Relating to: preference in state and local government contracts and procurement for materials manufactured in the United States. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/19/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 32
Assembly Bill 32
Relating to: elimination of the requirement that laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works be paid the prevailing wage. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/19/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 63
Assembly Bill 63
Relating to: eligible applicants under the broadband expansion grant program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/17/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 64
Assembly Bill 64
Relating to: allowing each technical district board to authorize independent charter schools focused on occupational education and training or science, technology, engineering, and math. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/4/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 86
Assembly Bill 86
Relating to: grants to technical college district boards and technical college faculty, staff, and students and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/14/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 103
Assembly Bill 103
Relating to: entrepreneurial assistance grants and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/14/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 182
Assembly Bill 182
Relating to: University of Wisconsin and technical college credits based on military training or experience. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/14/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 183
Assembly Bill 183
Relating to: task force on issues concerning service members returning home from war. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/14/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 186
Assembly Bill 186
Relating to: resident fees for nonresident veterans and eligible spouses and children enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System or a technical college. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/14/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 235
Assembly Bill 235
Relating to: charging resident fees to nonresident veterans and their family members attending technical colleges. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/21/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 373
Assembly Bill 373
Relating to: the state civil service and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 150

None
Notification Date
10/19/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 626
Assembly Bill 626
Relating to: eligibility for the Technical Excellence Higher Education Scholarship Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 632
Assembly Bill 632
Relating to: creating a Distance Learning Authorization Board and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/7/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 740
Assembly Bill 740
Relating to: Wisconsin grants for technical college students and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 281

For
Notification Date
2/4/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 741
Assembly Bill 741
Relating to: grants to students enrolled in technical colleges and University of Wisconsin college campuses to meet emergency financial need and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 282

For
Notification Date
2/4/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 17
Senate Bill 17
Relating to: continuing education program sponsors for chiropractors, chiropractic technicians, and chiropractic radiological technicians. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/19/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 33
Senate Bill 33
Relating to: eligible applicants under the broadband expansion grant program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 91
Senate Bill 91
Relating to: allowing each technical district board to authorize independent charter schools focused on occupational education and training or science, technology, engineering, and math. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/31/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 112
Senate Bill 112
Relating to: entrepreneurial assistance grants and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/14/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 137
Senate Bill 137
Relating to: publication of certain legal notices on an Internet site maintained by a municipality. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 79

None
Notification Date
5/14/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 163
Senate Bill 163
Relating to: grants to technical college district boards and technical college faculty, staff, and students and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/15/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 164
Senate Bill 164
Relating to: charging resident fees to nonresident veterans and their family members attending technical colleges. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 21

For
Notification Date
5/15/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 285
Senate Bill 285
Relating to: the state civil service and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/19/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 476
Senate Bill 476
Relating to: eligibility for the Technical Excellence Higher Education Scholarship Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 511
Senate Bill 511
Relating to: creating a Distance Learning Authorization Board and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 208

For
Notification Date
1/7/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 540
Senate Bill 540
Relating to: Wisconsin grants for technical college students and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/12/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: General Agency Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: General Agency Provisions

Notification Date
2/26/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administration: Information Technology
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Information Technology

Notification Date
2/26/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administration: Transfers
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Transfers

Notification Date
2/26/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Higher Educational Aids Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Higher Educational Aids Board

Notification Date
2/26/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

University of Wisconsin System: Create UW System Authority
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System: Create UW System Authority

Notification Date
2/26/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

University of Wisconsin System: Delete Current Law Related to the UW System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System: Delete Current Law Related to the UW System

Notification Date
2/26/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Wisconsin Technical College System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Technical College System

Notification Date
2/26/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/26/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Possible legislation arising from the Legislative Council Study Committee on Reducing Recidivism and Removing Barriers to Employment for Ex-Offenders
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible legislation arising from the Legislative Council Study Committee on Reducing Recidivism and Removing Barriers to Employment for Ex-Offenders

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/26/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Possible legislation arising from the Legislative Council study committee on Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Shortages
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible legislation arising from the Legislative Council study committee on Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Shortages

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/26/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Wisconsin Grants need-based financial aid program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Grants need-based financial aid program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/29/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

2017-19 Biennial State Budget proposals related to the Wisconsin Technical College System
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2017-19 Biennial State Budget proposals related to the Wisconsin Technical College System

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/16/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/5/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Wisconsin Grants-WTCS proposal
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Grants-WTCS proposal

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/22/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Firearms in college buildings
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Firearms in college buildings

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/19/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Civil service reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Civil service reform

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/1/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Merger of UW System and WTCS Workgroup
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Merger of UW System and WTCS Workgroup

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/14/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Possible legislation regarding the economic development role of technical colleges
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible legislation regarding the economic development role of technical colleges

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/29/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Possible legislation regarding technical colleges arising from Assembly Summer 2015 Workgroups
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible legislation regarding technical colleges arising from Assembly Summer 2015 Workgroups

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/29/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Charter school authority for technical college districts.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Charter school authority for technical college districts.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/27/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

State budget bill language and appropriation issues related to the WTCS, local governments, UW System, DPI, DOA and DWD.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State budget bill language and appropriation issues related to the WTCS, local governments, UW System, DPI, DOA and DWD.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Membership, scope and issues concerning the 2014 Legislative Council Special Committee on the Review of Wisconsin Technical College System Funding and Governance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Membership, scope and issues concerning the 2014 Legislative Council Special Committee on the Review of Wisconsin Technical College System Funding and Governance

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/1/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Protecting technical college district boards' existing property tax revenue authority and existing district governing authority.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Protecting technical college district boards' existing property tax revenue authority and existing district governing authority.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/1/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$71,660.54
2015
July - December
$43,064.01
2016
January - June
$16,146.01
2016
July - December
$12,666.55
Total $143,537.10
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
51.25
2015
July - December
25.25
2016
January - June
30.25
2016
July - December
10.50
Total 117.25
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
424.25
2015
July - December
142.50
2016
January - June
125.00
2016
July - December
108.50
Total 800.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: allowing each technical district board to authorize independent charter schools focused on occupational education and training or science, technology, engineering, and math. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
4 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the state civil service and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the state civil service and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: Wisconsin grants for technical college students and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: eligibility for the Technical Excellence Higher Education Scholarship Program. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: eligibility for the Technical Excellence Higher Education Scholarship Program. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a Distance Learning Authorization Board and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a Distance Learning Authorization Board and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: Wisconsin grants for technical college students and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: grants to students enrolled in technical colleges and University of Wisconsin college campuses to meet emergency financial need and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
15 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 9 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
18 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total 10 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
1 %
Total 1 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
2 %
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
53 %
2015
July - December
50 %
2016
January - June
43 %
2016
July - December
35 %
Total 48 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures